Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 greatest album charts.

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2000s decade summary
YearAlbums The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20003,371261,988
20013,392236,498
20023,482234,643
20033,825202,626
20043,740235,598
20053,964212,238
20064,130194,167
20074,170283,076
20084,326159,890
20094,416163,081
Total38,8162,183,805

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Muse, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 105 11%
2007 101 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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6. Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts
7. Little Dark Age by MGMT
8. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
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11. Be The Cowboy by Mitski
12. A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships by The 1975
13. Daytona by Pusha T
14. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
15. TA13OO by Denzel Curry
16. Aviary by Julia Holter
17. Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides by SOPHIE
18. Virtue by The Voidz
19. Double Negative by Low
20. 2012-2017 by Against All Logic
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